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Zimbabweans Blame Government for COVID-19 Deaths of Officials

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – A surge in coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe has included the deaths of two Cabinet ministers in 48 hours.

The government announced Friday night that Transport Minister Joel Matiza had died of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the president’s office …

Central African Republic Begins 15-Day State of Emergency

A 15-day nationwide state of emergency began in the Central African Republic at midnight Thursday in response to rebel-inspired violence over last month’s disputed reelection of President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

The state of emergency announcement Thursday came on the same day …

Public Face of South Africa’s COVID-19 Fight Dies of Virus Complications

South Africa is mourning the sudden death of Jackson Mthembu, a cabinet minister and presidential adviser who was the public face of South Africa’s fight against COVID-19.

President Cyril Ramaphosa offered condolences in a statement Thursday, saying he was shocked …

Growing Swarms of Locust Converging on Kenya Threaten Crops

Kenya is under siege again by swarms of maturing desert locusts that threaten to ruin farmers’ crops and pastures.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement the locusts are swarming across seven counties, nearly double the …

Death Toll Rises in West Darfur

WASHINGTON – The death toll in West Darfur state on Tuesday climbed to 159 with more than 200 people injured after more than 3 days of fighting between different ethnic communities, according to the Committee of West Darfur Doctors.

This …